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comics 2003 convention report (sort of)

The thing was I was supposed to have two strips done, one called convention in blue and the other called convention in blue too. Convention in Blue Too was full of fun stuff, like Paul Grist being shrunk by rays and Woodrow Phoenix's dancing shoes (I always wear my dancing shoes!) and Anna and Karen going gaga over tiny tech and that conversation we had about Kev Sutherland and John reading my fortune with Vertigo tarot decks and deciding to watch The Ballad of the Salt Sea (Corto Maltese animated!) and The Final Programme (Jerry Cornelius very wooden!) instead of schmoozing on Saturday night (even if we did fetch up schmoozing a teeny bit) and what a good idea that was and Pac Man graffiti and wondering if The Unfunny X-Men should have had a 12A rating and my muse! for god's sake turning up in the (secret) Commonwealth Museum cafe wearing white shoes. convention in blueBut I only got this one finished, which would be the one I scrawled on the back of the photocopies of our email conversations about what to say on the womens' panel while drinking gin and coffee outside Wetherspoons late on Sunday afternoon and feeling very, very sorry for myself, especially over acting like a complete berk talking to Chris Staros ("the man from Top Shelf"). Sorry about that. But hey, I'm using a different nib! Doesn't that make it all worth it?

Hmmm.

The Picky Picky Game clocked! Damian's cat won! Vote for Mr Frog!

Comments

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badasstronaut
30th May, 2003 01:35 (UTC)
I look forward to the weekly strip.
phlebas
30th May, 2003 01:49 (UTC)
Jerry Cornelius as the bastard child of Laurence Llewelyn Bowen, Ian McShane and a plank. Interesting...
Unfortunately I then drifted off somewhat during Corto Maltese. Any idea if it has a UK release date or anything?
cleanskies
30th May, 2003 02:42 (UTC)
afraid not
.... from other people's comments, though, I gather that the DVD is available -- suggesting that if there was a limited UK release it's probably been and gone a while ago.

(I'm staggered I'd not heard of the film before though)
phlebas
30th May, 2003 03:34 (UTC)
Ah.
I meant the DVD (given they mentioned getting it from France). I'll keep an eye out then, what I saw of the film was impressive.
cleanskies
30th May, 2003 05:22 (UTC)
Re: Ah.
... though a surprising number of people said they'd fallen asleep watching it ;)

hmm, the very ending didn't seem quite right to me (but then I am very familar/fan to the comics)

But a great deal about it was very wonderful.
cleanskies
3rd Jun, 2003 03:44 (UTC)
Re: Ah.
I just ordered it through a french friend. You can buy it from fnac ( http://www.fnac.com/ ) at a cost of £22-ish, postage in.

The site insists firmly that the DVD is in FRENCH FRENCH ONLY FRENCH. You may wish to wait for me to confirm my suspicion that there are some english subtitles in there somewhere before ordering (if you wish to).
(Anonymous)
3rd Jun, 2003 05:06 (UTC)
Too negative
You're one of the best unknown British comics artists! It may not be fair but don't quit! One day you will be recognised.

Love the strip/journal.
cleanskies
3rd Jun, 2003 05:21 (UTC)
Re: Too negative
thankyou for your kindness. I will be positive again very soon, I promise.
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